Fusion Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Fusion

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Fusion Definition:

Combining lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. Energy is released.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Fusion Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 8, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-fusion-604474. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 8). Fusion Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-fusion-604474 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Fusion Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-fusion-604474 (accessed May 26, 2018).